Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Bad Copy Syntax - 1483 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 28818 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 7
ASCII-art Histogram - 228 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 116
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 5487 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 1098 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1191 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
multiple cursor alternative - 1296 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 12
One number per line - 15558 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 1637 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 6670 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9964 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4388 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4019 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1597 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 10097 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 11797 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Split line with dots - 1981 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array transposition - 1849 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
quotes inside quotes - 2909 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 8
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 365 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 13734 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
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